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Definition of Contain


  1. To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold.
  2. To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.
  3. To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.
  4. To restrain desire; to live in continence or chastity.

Contain Quotations

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
Muhammad Ali

I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.
Luis Barragan

The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.
Queen Victoria

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
Walt Whitman

It is impossible for any number which is a power greater than the second to be written as a sum of two like powers. I have a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.
Pierre de Fermat
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Contain Translations

contain in Afrikaans is bevat
contain in Danish is indeholde
contain in Dutch is bevatten, inhouden, behelzen
contain in French is contenez, contiens, contenons, contiennent
contain in German is enthalten, einbinden, enthalten
contain in Latin is contineo
contain in Portuguese is conter
contain in Spanish is contener
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